What’s going on?
Despite the snow and frigid temperatures in much of the U.S., Al Gore can explain why extremely cold weather is just more evidence of climate change. He tweeted an article that describes this winter’s unusually low temperatures as “an example of precisely the sort of extreme winter weather we expect because of climate change.”
What’s the climate change activist’s theory?
Climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann says this year’s intense winter is an example of “extreme” weather influenced by climate change.
“What we were witnessing play out is in fact very much consistent with our expectations of the response of weather dynamics to human-caused climate change,” the article explained.
Pat and Jeffy were skeptical about this theory on today’s show. It seems pretty, ahem, convenient that Gore can use every kind of weather to prove that climate change is real.
“’It is so hot that it actually circled completely around back to cold,’” Pat jokingly paraphrased Gore’s tweet.
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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.
PAT: Also coming up in a few minutes, we’re going to talk to meteorologist Joe Bastardi because it’s really cold, almost throughout the entire country. It’s starting to warm up a little bit here in Dallas. But throughout the nation, another cold snap in the northeast, I guess, after a big storm.
PAT: And Gore tweeted that the brutal winter weather is brought about — brought about by global warming. It’s our SUVs that are causing this cold.
It is so hot, that it actually circled completely around, back to cold again.
PAT: It’s not exactly the description that he was using. That’s essentially what they’re saying.
JEFFY: That’s exactly what they do every time. It’s amazing.
PAT: It is unbelievable, when — when — when it gets hot, that’s global warming. And when it gets cold, that’s global warming.
It’s windy, global warming. When it’s not windy, global warming. When it snows, it’s global warming.
When it doesn’t snow, global warming.
PAT: Absolutely every scenario is covered under that — under that simple term.
JEFFY: Because day to day is weather.
JEFFY: The big picture is climate change.
PAT: Right. Right.
JEFFY: I know Bastardi is going to come on and say that’s not true. Okay.
PAT: Well, of course, he’s a climate denier. It’s like the flat earth people. Now, that demeans them a little bit. But they’re so stupid, they don’t know they’re being demeaned.
I — I mean, what — what a great outcome for the global warmest, that no matter what happens as far as the weather, that’s proof of what they’re saying.
JEFFY: He this always have an out. They turn it around every time. It really is amazing. It really is.
PAT: It’s the most unbelievable thing I believe I’ve ever seen. Just a couple of years ago, in fact, in this article where Bastardi has a bunch of quotes, it had headlines like snowfalls are now just a thing of the past. Children just aren’t going to know what snow is. That’s what scientists were saying in the year 2000.
Here’s what Democrats were saying just a few years ago, like 2000 — maybe a decade ago.
VOICE: We need a climate change strategy.
PAT: Robert Byrd.
VOICE: And we need a climate change strategy badly.
PAT: Right. Why?
VOICE: Look at the kind of winter we’ve had. Look at the winter we’ve had in Washington.
PAT: No snow.
VOICE: One snow, 3 inches. Look at the drought.
PAT: Oh, one. I’m sorry.
Look at it.
VOICE: That has come upon this area of the country during the winter season. What can we expect for the spring and summer season?
PAT: I don’t know.
VOICE: What’s going to happen to our frost in Alaska? Our economy? This is serious.
PAT: It is.
VOICE: I’ve lived a long time. Eighty-four years.
VOICE: Something is going on out there.
JEFFY: Think about it.
VOICE: I don’t need a scientist to tell me that. The differences in the winters. The differences in the summers.
PAT: So back then, they’re saying the lack of snow was global warming.
Now they’re saying the preponderance of snow is global warming.
JEFFY: And flooding.
PAT: Flooding as well. But so were droughts.
So flooding — remember this, from the summer. That was all global warming-related.
JEFFY: Yes, it was.
PAT: And the droughts, when those were happening, when they were happening in California, that was global warming.
JEFFY: Yes, it is.
PAT: I mean, if you can point to every eventuality and say, yep, that proves my point, that’s pretty sweet. That’s pretty sweet.
JEFFY: Good for you. Good for you.